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Sep 25, 2012 6:00am EDT
simpson. >> in iraq, a wave of deadly attacks and jummy olabanji has details. >> happening in and around the capital of baghdad. we have learned that at least nine people have been killed in 19 others yet -- wounded. iraqi police and say in one of the attacks come a gunman attacked a police checkpoint in baghdad, killing two officers and a soldier. in a separate attack in baghdad with learned a military official and his driver were killed in a drive-by shooting. also this morning, a car bus -- car bomb next to a police control station in falluja, and another car bomb at a police station, where two officers killed. a result in iraq say they believe these are well coordinated attacks. they continue to investigate them and we will update our viewers both on the air and on the line at wjla.com about the ongoing attacks in iraq right now. jummy olabanji, abc 7 news. >> we appreciate that breaking report. i want to check in with meteorologist jacqui jeras. >> we have been very spoiled with the weather the past couple of days but we have changes ahead. this is the last gorgeous day we are expec
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Aug 31, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. >> president obama visited texas to thank the troops to years to the day he ended the combat mission in iraq. he said they left iraq with honor. next week, president obama will make stops in norfolk, virginia, before heading to the democratic national convention. gordon peterson and scott thuman will be at the convention in charlotte next week. the we did look for their reports at 5:00, 6:00, and 11:00. a terrible day of traffic is expected the day after the holiday weekend. and some big cuts to the redskins coming up in sports. anncr: it'll start out as concrete and steel... but it'll become so much more. a new world-class resort casino in prince george's county. two thousand construction jobs to build it. four thousand permanent, good-paying jobs when it's done. hundreds of millions for maryland schools... real oversight to make sure the money goes... where it's supposed to. but none of it will happen unless we vote for... question seven this november. vote for question seven. and help build a better future for maryland. >> you are watching abc 7 news at 11:00. on your side
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Sep 6, 2012 10:00pm EDT
eight trips to iraq alone since he was vice president. a total of, i have it here, 16 trips all-tolled in his career. they want that in everybody's mind when he heads into the debate with the opposition and paul ryan, of course. i want to tell everybody, we're going down to the floor right now. we have quick takes from our entire team. jake? >> we've heard osama bin laden's name mentioned a number of times. but white house advise oars say they expect the president's biggest task is to paint a picture of the economy over the next four years. they've contrasted well the choice between president obama, running the country for the next four years, versus mitt romney. but what they really need to do is make ito president obama paints a popular and powerful picture of the economy going forward for the next four years, as opposed to the last four years. >> across the floor from me, jon karl. >> they're trying to recapture that lightning in a bottle you've heard the president talk about from 2008. you heard from joe biden, his favorite slogans. down here on the floor, the delegates alre
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Sep 2, 2012 10:00am EDT
of a great depression, health care, ending the iraq war, i think the american people know that we have a tough economy, largely what the republican convention last week was, was hiding their own agenda, a bunch of platitudes and angry insults. people know that we have a tough economy. they want to know how we're going to move forward. i think we have energized here in colorado, here, great volunteers, we're beginning to see great registration. we think we'll be able to build the kind of excitement on the ground to win this election. particularly for the middle class voters in this country, who do you trust to make economic decisions with you at the core? and mitt romney is clearly going to make every decision through the prism of he believes that, if people like him get a huge tax break, somehow that's going to trickle down to everyone else. that's not the recipe for growth in this country. >> the other big economic decision that people will have to make is about medicare. medicare has been a winner for democrats. in his convention speech, paul ryan signaled to suggest that the republi
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Sep 2, 2012 6:30pm EDT
since 2008. two tours of duty in iraq, in n since last september. we are -- they are fighting for our country and why we are here. on monday, he will be coming home. base, a air force procession will make its along route 2. it's good to remember the guys that sacrificed and gave our country. r >> residents are being to line up along the american flight to honor his passing. >> come out and show respect for they're doing and their sacrifice. the procession is expected to way to route to between 9:00 and 10:00 on monday morning. there will be a funeral service wednesday. fullll be buried with military honors at arlington national cemetery. >> taking a look at stories news across the country video out of oregon goes up in flames. k at the scene this morning in portland as crews this massive fire. firefighters brought in trucks to douse the flames. hotel has been vacant since was used for storage, which is why officials contributed to the spread of the fire. crews expect the building will smoldering for the next couple of days. no one was injured. as much rain as we have hours, thee last
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Sep 9, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. s began before dawn at post in central iraq. if you hours later, a car exploded. 21 attacks were carried out in 13 different cities. was spilled in syria. left atmb exploded and least 17 people killed and more injured. rebel fighters continued to .attle an additional eight people were these attacks. it was a crisp morning and a at night, but what will the week ahead feel like? that >> what a different 24 hours can make. the coolest weather and: stress of overnight seen sinces we have june 5. you can open the window and sleep without air-conditioning. wjla.com, a very interesting blog was written. lose about 15 minutes of daylight from tonight to a week tonight. will take it. >> looked outside tonight. we are looking at mainly clear skies. they will allow our temperatures a bit. quite already 68 degrees at rage and national airport. -- reagan national airport. winds are now out of the northwest at 10 m.p.h. our average for the state, 82. 55 degrees over in big meadows. you had over to nw d.c., 61 degrees. final stop takes us to upper marlboro, maryland. temperatures cooler off to
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Sep 11, 2012 11:00pm EDT
in the afghanistan and iraq. >> in addition to all of these festivities, the nation the attack that our nation course of and the world. >> john roberts crews. >> at ground zero, the families of those killed read the names of loved ones. in years past all local and national politicians took part the readings. also in new york, moments of silence were held at the exact the planes went into the tigers -- into the towers. in shanksville, the vice president spoke. he took part in a wreath-laying those on flight 93. those passengers fought back t hijackers before crashing into a field. >> former president bill clinton remembers the lives lost on the campaign trail. tonight, where urged americans to remember by being a good citizen and registering to vote. the first ofnt was having inlinton was support of president obama. the first lady and gop nominee mitt are both planning to campaign in virginia this week. mrs. obama will headline rallies richmond and the university fredericksburg this thursday. will host a rally in fairfax that same day. comes after his wife him there last week. >> breaking news from la
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Sep 18, 2012 4:30am EDT
letterman as well. jury deliberations resume in the retrial of an iraq war veteran charged with killing his roommate. gary smith is accused of killing him at their gaithersburg apartment in 2006. smith was convicted in 2008, but the conviction was overturned. >> and afghan militant says he carried out a suicide attack near kabul air force base. a female suicide bomber rammed a small sedan into a mini bus killing nine people. the minibus was believed to carry foreign aviation workers to the airport. pro-democracy leader aung san suu kyi from myanmar is in d.c.. she will meet with secretary of state clinton today and attend an event at the u.s. institute of peace. she will receive the congressional gold medal. she spent nearly two decades under house arrest. will also visit new york, the midwest, and california. >> the man accused of shooting a security guard in downtown washington is expected in court today. the man walked into the conservative lobbying group's building last month and shot the guard in the arm. he said he did not like the group's politics, the family research council. one of
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Sep 14, 2012 6:00am EDT
. u.s. officials say protesters the streets in 11 nations included egypt, yemen, and iraq. all of this following tuesday's inack on the u.s. consulate libya, that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. eastern libya's deputy interior mob stormed the night and thenay they raided a safe house in the compound. we have learned the identity of victims from that attack. rone woods and glendo 8 dohert, both former navy seals >> . glen was my brother. >> according to military the navy in decorated member of the elite navy seals team. he left active duty in 2004. fbi agent from the new york will soon be arriving in libya to assist in the investigation. olabanji, abc 7 news. >> looking at the day ahead, at central l will pay tribute to an 18-year-old shot and killed while walking to school earlier week. john gonzalez has details. students atof central high school will gather football field this afternoon to release hundreds of in honor of their slain classmate. 18-year-old marckel ross was killed while walking to school. he was found lying near central avenue in
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Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
to an eruption of deadly violence in iraq, 26 people were killed in more than 90 injured by a wave of bombings targeting security forces in shiite neighborhoods. officials blamed al qaeda in iraq which has been trying to undermine their fragile government. >>> and in spain tonight at least 12 people have been injured when riot police clashed with protesters rallying in steep cuts in government spending. the violence broke out when police at the times moved in to disperse the crowds and some responded by throwing rocks and bottles. >>> back in this country tonight there are troubling new questions this evening about airport security. we have learned this evening that twice in the last week agents with the transportation security administration, the tsa, allowed loaded guns to through airport checkpoints. here's abc's mark greenblatt now. >> reporter: in the latest black eye for tsa, a loaded .38 caliber gun like this went undetected by screeners. new orleans hornets' executive joshua richardson says he mistakenly flue with it from new orleans to newark. just one day earlier in orlando, they mis
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Sep 3, 2012 12:00pm EDT
of duty in iraq. while this type of oncoming is not what the committee wanted, their hearts and thoughts are with the feeks family. >> just grateful that people care and love him enough and don't even know it to be there. it is indescribable, releally. >> a viewing will be held for petty officer first class feeks tomorrow print is funeral will be at arlington national cemetery and will -- and he will be laid to rest with full military honors. jummy olabanji, abc 7 news. >> people in beverly hills were jolted awake by an earthquake. it hit around 3:30 this morning, sending many celebrities to twitter. it appears that the earth requests the topic of, say -- the earthquake was the topic of conversation, and a pretty shallow earthquake. a 4000-acre brush fire in the san gabriel mountains. the flames are only about 5% been tainted and structures are in -- contain. no structures are in danger, although people have been evacuated. a 100-foot-long 36-foot high section of the great wall of china suffered massive flooding. it was restored back in 1996. crews are going to rebuild and reinforce the
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Sep 4, 2012 11:00pm EDT
or was a armyd people from the following his appointment in a iraq and kuwait. portnoyirl tells police pointed a gun at her. courts will have to sort it out -- a preliminary hearing is set for oct. 0. theonight, plans to honor neil armstrong in our area. the big apple story -- a alert and the invitation that has many saving the date. will be held in our area. be next thursday, september 13 at the to the moon during the apollo 11 mission. saturday.st was 82 years old. the potentially serious breach targeting apple product users. a group of hackers say the than 12 million id numbers linked to personal information. they say they have only released 1 million. they are used to identify iphone and ipad users. so far, they have left out data about a leak like a dundeed lead to theft. officialt out an to an iphone event next thursday. -- wednesday. is said it will unveil the iphone 5. believe it would have -- larger display, a faster processor, and a new design. is likely to be released to on september 21. this holiday season, the giant wal-mart has its fee to open a layaway account from $15 down to $
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Sep 6, 2012 11:00pm EDT
amputation. we walked into a dinner for those who served in iraq, tall, and 20 pounds heavier, dashing in his uniform, with a big grin on his face, sturdy on his new leg. i remember how a few months after that, i would watch him on a bicycle, racing with his fellow woued warriors on a sparkling spring day, inspiring other heroes who had just begun the hard path he had traveled. he gives me hope. [ applause ] he gives me hope. i don't know what party these men and women belong to. i don't know if they'll vote for me. but i know that their spirit defines us. they remind me in the words of scripture that ours is a future filled with hope. if you share that faith with me, if you share that hope with me, i ask you tonight for your vote. [ cheers and applause ] if you reject the notion that this nation's promise is reserved for the few, your voice must be heard in this election. if you reject the notion that our government is forever beholden to the highest bidder, you need to stand up in this election. if you believe that new plants and factories can dawn or landscape, that new energy can power ou
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Sep 10, 2012 4:00am EDT
house said the president did not see the accident. >>> and iraq has just suffered one of its deadliest days since withdrawal of groups. in nearly two dozens shootings across the countries and hundreds of others wounded. no one has claimed responsibility but the government is blaming al qaeda. >>> and a top al qaeda leader has been killed in a car crash. he was born in algeria and had been a longtime leader of the terror group. the accident took place in western africa. >>> just in time for the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. there is word this morning that the government is about to officially link cancer to death around new york's ground zero. that link could be made as soon as tomorrow. and it means that rescue and recovery workers and those who live near ground zero could seek from the compensation fund. hundreds have died from cancer since 9/11. >>> and new yorkers are recovering from a weekend of wild weather stunned by two extremely rare tornadoes. the twisters touching down in brooklyn and queens on saturday just moments apart. they ripped apart roofs and tre trees winds t
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Sep 14, 2012 12:00pm EDT
in several countries including pakistan yemen indonesia, sudan and iraq. the outrage across the middle east sparked by an anti-muslim film made in the u.s. that mocked the profit muhammed. the everywhere, and now several prominent religious leaders are asking moslems worldwide to remain calm, despite their anger over the film. in libya the parliamentary precedents -- president said he regrets that four americans were killed in an attack. the victims have been identified as u.s. ambassador chris stevens, state department employee shaun smyth, and two navy -- sean smith and two navy seals. >> i am very devastated that this happened. >> family members say the other navy seal was 42-year-old glen dougherty of massachusetts. >> he was my brother, and if you as his friends, he was there brother as well. >> the president and secretary clinton are expected to make remarks at andrews later this afternoon. a team of fbi agents is on the way to libya to help with the investigation there. four people have been arrested for the attacks at the u.s. consulate. >> abc-seven will have your coverage througho
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Sep 23, 2012 9:00am EDT
a better job than the president. >> barack obama's s foreign poly got us out of iraq, is getting us out of afghanistan, has killed osama bin laden, and has said in e future we are goingg to target our enemies. we are not going to do five or foreignoccupatioof countries. >> badad things that happen overseas happen to president. they do not happen to other candidates. i dodon't really see that mitt romney is able to do that. what is he going to do? have troops onon theround in lots of these places? the american pple do not want that rightow. the american pple do not want that rightow. in the people, businesses, and organizations that call greater washington home. whether it's funding an organization that provides new citizens with jobraining, working with an anacostia school that promotes academic excellence, or supporting an organization that serves 5,000 meals a day across d.c., what's important to the people of greater washington is important to us, and we're proud to work with all those who are making our communities stronger. better phone, better internet. it was like somebody like t
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Sep 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
years after declaring the end to the u.s. combat mission in iraq. david kerley is at the white house this morning. david, the president trying to draw some stark contrast with his challenger in that speech. >> reporter: dan, very quickly, the obama campaign pointed out that not once did mitt romney mention the war in afghanistan or the military. so, the president stopped at ft. bliss, surrounded by soldiers. it was an official stop. but that didn't stop the president pointing out his record. he meant what he said. ending the war in iraq, going aft after al qaeda. >> even as this war ends, we will stay vigilant until afghanistan is never again a course for attacks against america. never again. >> reporter: the big message for the president to the soldiers is that the commitment of the country to those soldiers is just beginning. he talks about mental health and several other issues facing our soldiers. dan? >> he talked about the message there. now, the president gears up for the democratic convention. is there an overriding theme they're hoping to convey? >> reporter: yeah. choice, c
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Sep 16, 2012 10:00am EDT
away from the other side. he reinforced an afghanistan, he got us responsibly out of iraq. we took osama bin laden. he's been firm, he's been visionary. he's been tough and decisive. i know what the republican narrative wants to be. but when you get below the rhetoric, there are no facts to support these charges. in fact, we worked anti-missile defense. poland is happy. we got the strongest relationship with israel i think we have ever had. very good relations there. i don't find much ground on these comments from the republicans. >> jon, if you look at how the american people feel about who would be better on foreign policy? obama, 51%. romney, 38%. trust to handle terrorism? obama, 51%. romney, 40%. that was tuesday. abc news/washington post. obvio obviously, the events of this week haven't factored into this. could the events of the last week change those numbers? >> they sure could. a question of where it goes. i think, liz, despite what you're saying, even the romney campaign thinks they mishandled the initial way they handle this. look at the different tone from when mitt rom
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Sep 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
or won that didn't come home from iraq. it's the empty chair of a woman working two shifts because she doesn't have flex time. who will provide that for her? it's the empty chair of a grandfather with alzheimer's who's in a home because the family can't manage him. >> i wonder, do democrats have an advantage after hearing from the republicans said, in now being able to shape their own message? >> president obama gets to spend that week trying to fill clint eastwood's empty chair. the reference to foreign policy, almost non-existent. the president has an advantage there. only one of the two candidates is currently the commander in chief. >> as you saw this weekend, the white house releasing the behind-the-scenes images of their micro brewed beer there. a let of political strategists suggesting there's micro targeting going on. >> a beer is not just a beer, david. when it comes to politics, everyone knows that the key voters in this election will be white, working class voters. both sides having trouble relating to them. a clear message from obama, i am one of you, ready to sit on the ch
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Sep 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
said he loved being a navy seal. he had already completed two tours in iraq and was in afghanistan since last december. >> he was just proud and very very happy. >> today feeks will come home to edgewater for the last time from dover air force base when a procession makes its way along route 50 and route 2. residents are encouraged to lineup language the route with flags to honor him. >> come out and show respect for what they are doing and what they have done. >> that procession is expected to get to the route 2 area in edgewater between 9:30 and 10:00 10:00. the funeral will be here at arlington cemetery on wednesday. >> it is 5:07. the democratic national convention kicks off today with meetings and labor day festival in charlotte, north carolina. president obama and vice president joe biden visiting swing states before they accept the nomination later this week. biden campaigned in pennsylvania and wisconsin and the president went after mitt romney in iowa and comlorado. >> if you didn't d.v.r. it i will recap it for you. everything was bad. it is obama's fau
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Sep 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
said he loved being a navy seal. he had already completed two tours of duty in iraq and had been in afghanistan since last december. he was just proud and very very happy. >> today petty officer first class patrick feeks will come home to edgewater for the last advertisement. from dover air force base it hr will come along route 50 and route 2. residents are encouraged to lin up with flags to honor him. >> show respect for what they are doing and what they have done. >> that procession is expected to get to the edgewater area along route 2 between 9:30 and 10:00 this morning. feeks leaves behind his parents, sister and his wife. back to you. >> in pakistan two are dead and nearly a dozen others injured after a car filled with explosives rammed into u.s. government vehicle. a local tv footage shows an s.u.v. destroyed and burned. a u.s. passport was located. the two killed were from pakistan and at least two others were injured. an expert says about 240 pounds of explosives were used in the attack. >> it is 6:08. we are looking at 73 degrees. still ahead, what i
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Sep 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
. he said he would end the war in iraq and he has. >> many were critical of republican rival mitt romney, including the first latino dnc t-notes speaker, san antonio mayor julian castro. >> governor romney has undergone an extreme makeover. [laughter] and it's not pretty. here's what we are going to say to mitt romney in november. we are going to say, no. >> the night wrapped up with a positive speech from first lady michelle obama. the president and his two daughters watched the convention from the white house as the first lady made a plea to undecided voters. >> barack knows the american dream because he has lived it. andf he wants everyone in this country to have the same opportunity no matter who we are or where we are from or what we look like or who we love. >> tonight the most popular former president will take the stage. party leaders hope bill clinton will fire up the crowd and give voters the push they need to. reelect to >> -- to reelect president obama. >> today paul ryan will complete the t-bill-day sweep through iowa. he's expected to ask voters to compare how they a
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Sep 9, 2012 6:00pm EDT
where it came from. david, good news, to one injured. >>> overseas in iraq where insurgents launched a wave of attacks striking in at least ten cities. 44 people were killed. 240 wounded. no claim of responsibility tonight. >>> we're also learning more this evening about the fbi's move to use new science against criminals in this country. eye scans and other so-called biometrics on street corners and surveillance cameras that scan our faces as we walk by. here's reena ninan now. >> looks like we got a head. >> u.s. marshals. >> reporter: you've seen it on tv. >> facial recognition match on the father. >> reporter: and in the movies for years. now it may soon be coming to a city near you, the fbi's billion dollar project will use available surveillance cameras to scan faces and match those images against their national database of known criminals. dubbed the next generation identification program, face recognition, dna, iris scans and voice identification will make it harder for the most wanted to hide. some worry about the potential to invade privacy, others believe it's a crime-figh
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Sep 10, 2012 6:00am EDT
thousands of terrorists and tell the of suspects. iraq.iolence and thin shooting, one day after wave of bombings and other attacks q killed at least 92 people. defense secretary leon panetta will visit pennsylvania the 11thefore the 9/11 attacks. he will take a private tour of the war memorial of the 40 died in the airline crash. back against hijackers who apparently wanted to crash the plane in d.c. police in florida investigating the death of a motorcycle resident obama's motorcade. close antting ready to ramp out west palm beach when a pickup truck struck him. he was pronounced dead at a hospital. >> he was the 20 year veteran of jupiter police department. as a motor officer. >> so far, no charges have been against the driver. these behind a wife and four children. -- he leaves behind a wife and four children. >> firefighters battling dozens of wild fires. officials are urging people in 180 nearby homes to leave as the 500 acre fire gets closer. far, no injuries reported. prince george's county reviewing hiring after a man continue to arrested oneing pornography charges. was arres
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Sep 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
in reno. national guard members were deployed to afghanistan, iraq, and elsewhere as part of the u.s. response to the 9/11 attacks. former president bill clinton will be in court today campaigning on behalf of president obama. mr. clinton will attend a rally this evening at florida international university in miami. eeks. he will be spent orlando tomorrow. >> montgomery county, police searching for the man who attacked a teenage girl with a taser if in the middle of the afternoon in wheaton. john gonzalez has details on the story that you will only see on 7. good morning. >> good morning. this happens not only in broad they liked but in a residential area just a block from georgia avenue. that's what police are hoping someone spotted the armed suspect. is legal to purchase one of these in a permit county for self-defense. that was not the case when this man used it as a weapon when he attacked this young victim, a teenager, in wheaton, after a robbery. we are choosing not to show her face, but the young woman sitting on the curb tells police that a man shot tour with the device to
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Sep 13, 2012 4:00am EDT
's ambitions would require more military might than iraq and afghanistan wars combined. >>> and sadly, there is still no end in sight as the teachers strike in chicago drags into a fourth day. the school district has presented the union with a new comprehensive proposal. and its negotiators are demanding a response or counterproposal. but the teachers union says it will take time to work things out. >>> calleb medley is returning his recovery at a long-time facility. he lost an eye and suffered brain damage. his wife gave birth to their first child five days after the shooting. >>> time, now, for the weather from across the nation. sunny and mild for much of the east coast. showers from coastal georgia down to florida. thunderstorms in the entire state of texas and along the gulf coast. also, stormy from oklahoma city to little rock, st. louis and chicago. scattered showers in the four corners of the southwest. >> upper 90s in phoenix. 60s from albuquerque into the nation's midsection. mostly 80s along the east coast. >>> and when we come back this thursday morning, a new way to get y
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Sep 13, 2012 6:30pm EDT
again. iraq, iran, afghanistan and pakistan. fueling this fury that online movie called "the innocence of muslims," which denigrates the prophet muhammad. it was produced in america. in cairo, people in the streets telling us that the american government is to blame. we asked them what they want america to do. they want an official apology from president obama. on twitter, a spat broke out between the u.s. embassy and the ruling egyptian political party the muslim brotherhood. the embassy warning the brotherhood that it was reading -- in arabic -- tweets sent from their account -- supporting the protesters. "by the way, have you checked out your own arabic feed? i hope you know, we read those, too." tomorrow, the muslim brotherhood is calling for a peaceful march. but diane, we know the demonstrations are unpredicta e unpredictable. the city is on edge. >> thank you so much, lama. now, we turn to that tragedy in libya. we learned more today about those five hours under siege in the dark of night, ending in the death of u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. there hav
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Sep 14, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. the places we see, afghanistan, iraq, yemen and pakistan. they also risk their lives working in places we rarely see, nigeria, venezuela, suzanne. 326 foreign service servicers have died in the line of duty. four more names to be engraved. the president and secoretary of state. >> my name is chris stevens. >> reporter: chris stevens was so proud having given libya back to its people. so many there letting america now know they are against the attacks. chris stevens was a friend to them, and today, the president vowing that thousands of others like chris will continue his mission. >> we will never stop working for the dignity and freedom that every person deserves. whatever their creed. whatever their faith. >> reporter: and so we choose the brave men and women who continue their work tonight all over the world. thank you for watching. we're always online at a b abcnews.c abcnews.com. the season premiere of "20/20," 10:00 p.m. eastern. i'll see you this weekend. diane back on monday. good night.
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Sep 18, 2012 5:00am EDT
to the airport. a montgomery county during will deliberate in the trial of a for killiy ranger his iraq war veteran roommate. >> gary smith admits to killing e and is on trial for time. for a second deliberations willtio continue today. they shared an apartment after returning from war. chris smith initially told police an intruder came into the home and fatally shot 22-year- old michael mcqueen. later changed the story to suicide. i regret his life was taken. no verdict and change that. >> smith was convicted in 2008, but the verdict overturned on a technicality. >> he was funny and smart and to go to college had everything in front of him. >> there's no clear evidence the two had a fight that night. you can supposedly here smith admitting to the on a police interrogation tape. a retrialy was the admitted testimony of the police officer describing the state of mind of gary smith after the death. live in rockville, john gonzalez. it's tuesday morning. ahead, prince george's county police make a break in a ahead, prince george's county [ male announcer ]k in a for the dreamers... and those w
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Sep 19, 2012 5:00am EDT
that the iraq war veteran is a killer. overe political firestorm romney's off-the-cuff remark rages. >> appearing on david letterman, criticizedbama romney for his controversial comments that nearly half of are dependent on the government. >> you represent the entire country. be president, you for everybody and not just for some. >> the secretly recorded video romney telling wealthy that 47% of the country n government.o since the release of the tapes, campaign has been scrambling to control the damage. about a talking he's going toow get close to half of the boats will i.. get over 50% of. >> the obama campaign launched video with chicago residents reacting. me sick to my stomach. it shows he's out of touch. >> it comes at a terrible time hasthe gop nominee who behind president obama in most polls. don't. believe he don't. a recent poll found 58% of s said romney would wealthy over the class. believe romney empathetic. tahman bradley, abc news, washington. >> we showed you how one bakery faces ofes with the presidential candidates. now you can apparently drink and brew. >> it is fo
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Sep 26, 2012 6:00am EDT
headquarters and that set off a huge fire. a busy day overseas. we are hearing of an attack in iraq, targeting police officers. >> jummy olabanji has more. tell us about it. >> ira attacks against police checkpoints have killed four officers this morning. the first attack took place early this morning when a gun meant-- gunmen in two separate cars opened fire on officers manning a checkpoint south of baghdad. three were killed in that attack. the fourth officer was killed when a roadside bomb exploded near his post in an area north of the capital city. several police officers yesterday and military officers were killed in similar attacks throughout baghdad. jummy olabanji, abc 7 news. >> taking a look at the day ahead, prince george's county police sayare holding an event in the community for marckel ross. investigators are looking for suspects in the deck of the 18- year-old student and a motive. there's a community meeting to discuss his death starting at 7:00 at central high school. prince george's police will also join the kettering community for a walk at oak creek west park. they will ha
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Sep 27, 2012 6:30pm EDT
nearly 800,000 jobs a month, and were mired in iraq. today, i believe that as a nation we are moving forward >> reporter: and just as romney tries to convince voters of empathy, an image from the campaign of a young romney, a missionary overseas, missing his girlfriend, ann. his hear then as romney works to show heart now. >> hi heart aches for the people i've seen. i was, yesterday, with a woman who was emotional and she said, "look, i've been out of work since may." she was in her 50s. she said, i don't see any prospects. >> reporter: the big debate less than a week away. the president is going to nevada for debate prep and governor romney is going to practice more this weekend. i did ask the governor about nerves, if he's worried. he said he's not. he's ready to draw the line, the differences between the two. but you know a lot is riding on this. >> could be make or break. you'll be there next wednesday. thank you, david. >>> now, to an explosive headline about the 9/11 attack in libya that killed four americans, including america's ambassador, chris stevens, the white hou. the wh
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Sep 5, 2012 10:00pm EDT
. and he trusteded that vice president to oversee the successful end of the war in iraq and the implementation of the recovery act. and joe biden -- joe biden did a great job with both. now, he -- president obama -- president obama appointed several members of his cabinet, even though they supported hillary in the primary. heck, he even appointed hillary. i am very proud of her. i'm proud of the job she and the national security team have done for america. i am grateful that they have worked together to make it safer and stronger to build a world with more partners and fewer enemies. i'm grateful for the relationship of respect and partnership she and the president have enjoyed. and the signal that sends to the rest of the world that democracy does not have to be a blood sport. it can be an honorable enterprise that advances the public interest. now, but besides the national security team, i am very grateful to the men and women who served our country in uniform through these perilous times. and i am especially grateful to michelle obama and to joe biden for supporting t
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Sep 18, 2012 6:00am EDT
deliberations for a local veteran back on trial for the murder of his roommate was also and iraq were better than 3 john gonzalez lie in rockville with more. >> gary smith, who it minutes to killing his roommate -- on trial for murder for a second time. >> the case of the two former army rangers sharing an apartment in gaithersburg, recently on for war. 29-year-old sergeant gary smith initially told police an intruder came into the home and fatally shot 22-year-old michael mcclain. the story would later changed as was side. >> my brother's life was taken and no verdict nothing can change that. >> smith was convicted in 2008 but the verdict overturned on a technicality. >> he was funny smart, planning on going to college. he had everything in front of him. >> no clear evidence of the two had an argument or fight that september 9 but twice the prosecution played a video from inside a police interrogation room where you could supposedly hear some if praying and admitting to the crime. part of the reason why court of appeals judge called for a retired -- retrial there was a minute testimony by
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Sep 9, 2012 10:00am EDT
strongest ally. my opponent said that it was tragic to end the war in iraq and he won't tell us how he'll end the war in afghanistan. >> so, how will a president romney end the war in afghanistan? >> look, those kind of comments are said when you don't have a good record to run on, when you're offering nothing but four more years of the same. >> you don't think he has a good foreign policy to run on, including the killing of osama bin laden? >> i think that's great sesz. success. to your afghanistan question, we have said that we agreed the 2014 and where we're ended with afghanistan. but where we have taken issue is making sure that the generals on the ground get the resources throughout the entire fighting season, to keep our soldiers safe and offer counterinsurgency needs. so, we beg to differ with the president on parts of his afghanistan policy. but we support the 2014 deadline. >> finally, a question about the debates. you're about to have the biggest debate of your life. coming up in october. you'll be preparing for it tomorrow. i want to show you part of a fox news debate from
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Sep 3, 2012 2:30am EDT
that didn't come home from iraq, people are sitting around the table, their husband or wife or their daughter is gone. the empty chair, the woman who has to work two shifts. isn't able to have flex time. who is going to provide that for her? empty chair of a grandfather with alzheimer's can't be there, because the family can't manage them. >> reporter: the white house on a lighter note released recipe for the secret brew of the white house, that's right, a beer recipe. an effort to reach white working class voters. the secret to the election, perhaps, president obama trying to send the message he is ready to occupy the seat next to you even if it is a bar stool. rick klein, abc news, charlotte. >> cheers. >> good stuff. >> bottoms up. >> thank you, mr. president. speak of the president and serious news. the president will travel to louisiana today to see firsthand the aftermath of hurricane isaac. hundred of thousand of homes and businesses still have no power this morning. nearly a week after the storm hit. many people are still being kept from their homes because of all of
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Sep 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
it was a mistake to end the war in iraq and bring our warriors home. >> reporter: and it's chatter over one of the most memorable moments of the convention goes on the. that conversation between clint eastwood and the empty chair representing president obama with the president saying yesterday, he's still a huge clint eastwood fan. >> it's been dubbed the clipt moment. thank you, cecilia vega. for more, we go to jake tapper in washington. good morning, jake. >> reporter: good morning, lara, how are you? >> good. i want to start with the incident with the two allegedly drunken delegates. not the way the obama campaign would want to start this week. is it a big deal? >> it's not. we think of conventions as ways for politicians and parties to present their case to the american people. for thousands of delegates, these are conventions like any other. that means a lot of men behaving badly. >> so you say present their case. what are the top three things you think need to happen this week for obama? >> first, he has to rally the base. easier to do when you're a candidate than when you're an incum
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Sep 10, 2012 2:30am EDT
of the motorcade when she was struck. the white house says the president did not see the fatal accident. >>> iraq is reeling from one of the deadliest days since withdrawal of u.s. troops. 90 people killed, two dozen bombings and shootings. more than 350 wounded. many attacks targeted soldiers and police recruits. so far no one claimed any responsibility, but the government is blaming al qaeda. >>> there was even more bloodshed ein syria. a car bomb in aleppo killing 17 and wounding several others. fighting continued throughout the country between government troops and rebel forces. several military offers and civilians were also killed when a roadside bomb blew up a bus. >>> go ahead. >> the concern here is that a lot of these extremist groups are going to start popping up too. shortly, just a couple hours before this blast, a jordanian militant leader linked to al qaeda warned his extremist group will launch deadly attacks to help the rebels in syria topple assad. so you see a lot of extremist groups, just kind of joining the cause as well. >> some folks advocated american action in syria. if y
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